PSYCHOL 2009 - International Psychology
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code PSYCHOL 2009 Course International Psychology Coordinating Unit Psychology Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 2 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites PSYCHOL 1000, PSYCHOL 1001, PSYCHOL 1004 Restrictions B.Psych (Adv) (Hons) students Course Description This course develops students? knowledge and skills in three related areas. International Psychology addresses Psychology in different countries; Global Psychology examines global issues from a psychological perspective and Cross-cultural Psychology considers behaviour and mental processes in different cultural conditions. The course develops students? soft skills in areas such as self-reflection, cross-cultural communication and cultural humility. Topics may include: Psychology in Australia and China, Indigenous Psychology, Global Mental Health and Human Rights, Cross-cultural research and Cross-cultural adaptation.
Course Coordinator: Professor Deborah TurnbullPlease contact Professor Turnbull at firstname.lastname@example.org . We can also meet in my office and you can make a time with me by emailing me.
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Describe cross- cultural approaches and how these influence the theories and methods that are used to study psychological concepts.
2. Compare and critically analyse psychological theories from an international perspective.
3. Demonstrate insights into the way that cultural and international differences might influence the practical application of psychological principles.
4. Demonstrate an ability to work with others from different cultural backgrounds by applying cross- cultural research methods in the context of a psychological topic.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1, 2, 3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
4 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
4 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
The course requires access to selected online resources and relevant textbooks.
Recommended ResourcesRecommended resources will be provided throughout the course.
1) International Journal of Psychology;
2) International Perspectives in Psychology. Research, Practice, Consultation;
3) The Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
WW Li, Hodgetts D, Foo KH (2018). Asia-Pacific Perspectives on Intercultural Psychology. UK: Routledge.
Online LearningCourse material is provided in online format.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
The course is designed to be highly interactive with numerous integrated opportunities for student engagement. There will be 12 interactive tutorials convened by a tutor, with readings provided in advance of the session. In addition, each student will be assigned a Q and A forum to convene. The course is designed around three modules, each with two online lectures and a series of learning activities.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.6 x 1 hour online lectures = 6 hours
24 x 1 hour face-to-face tutorials/ online student convened sessions = 24 hours (12 of these will be convened by a tutor and 12 will be undertaken independently by students)
Weekly reading/other study - 12 sessions x 3 hours
Learning Activities SummaryLearning activities include online lectures, face to face tutorials and independent reading.
Specific Course RequirementsNot applicable.
Small Group Discovery ExperienceAll face to face sessions are run in small group formats.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome Grant Application Summative 30% 1, 2, 3 Quizzes Formative and Summative 25% 1, 2, 3 Role Play Summative 15% 4 Elevator Pitch Formative 10% 4 Presentation Formative and Summative 10% 1, 2, 3 Exam Summative 10% 1, 2, 3
Quizzes: these will be released in week 1, week 4, week 8, week 12 and week 13;
Presentation: this will be done in class time in week 6;
Role Play: this will be done in class time in week 7;
Elevator Pitch: this will be done in class time in week 8;
Grant Application: this is due in week 10;
Exam: this will be done in the exam period.
Assessment Related RequirementsNot applicable.
Quiz: students are required to undertake a self-reflection quiz about cross-cultural competency before and after the course. Three additional online quizzes will assess their responses to material in each of three modules;Presentation (week 6): this will take the form of a debate;
Role Play (week 7): students will role play a cross- cultural interaction;
Elevator pitch (week 8) : this will form the basis for the grant application;
Grant Application (week 10): this will follow the guidelines for an application to the Australian Psychological Society.
Exam: this will cover all three modules and be in the form of an online quiz.
SubmissionSubmission of assessment pieces is online and via presentations.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
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